Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 14 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 50 72
Rank change year-on-year +20 +22 +83
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 5,285 7,422 7,371
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 7.00% 5.08% 4.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.59% 5.51% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4,933 6,481 6,171
Median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,599 134,597 164,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.19% 92.20% 92.12%
Number of salaries quoted 55,532 105,909 131,480
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 14 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 5,003 £65,000 -7.14% 701
London +12 3,135 £75,000 - 334
UK excluding London +30 2,068 £55,000 - 403
South East +30 687 £60,000 - 121
North of England +31 603 £50,000 - 127
Work from Home +12 529 £61,250 -18.33% 125
North West +23 370 £51,750 -1.43% 78
Midlands +73 261 £55,000 +4.76% 51
South West +31 224 £52,500 - 35
Yorkshire +55 219 £50,000 - 34
West Midlands +101 190 £52,500 -4.55% 31
Scotland +7 152 £55,000 +10.00% 21
East of England +23 89 £59,000 +6.79% 34
East Midlands +15 71 £55,000 +9.45% 20
Wales +7 41 £45,000 +2.86% 10
Northern Ireland +17 19 £47,500 -2.56% 5
North East -3 14 £50,000 -18.03% 15

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 3,020 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2,170 (41.06%) Java
3 2,160 (40.87%) AWS
4 1,885 (35.67%) JavaScript
5 1,855 (35.10%) Azure
6 1,736 (32.85%) .NET
7 1,703 (32.22%) DevOps
8 1,692 (32.02%) C#
9 1,680 (31.79%) Docker
10 1,640 (31.03%) TDD
11 1,408 (26.64%) Software Engineering
12 1,347 (25.49%) Kubernetes
13 1,301 (24.62%) React
14 1,204 (22.78%) Node.js
15 1,200 (22.71%) AngularJS
16 1,187 (22.46%) Scrum
17 1,141 (21.59%) Finance
18 1,104 (20.89%) SQL
19 1,080 (20.44%) .NET Core
20 971 (18.37%) SQL Server
21 968 (18.32%) Python
22 886 (16.76%) Spring
23 881 (16.67%) BDD
24 832 (15.74%) Git (software)
25 787 (14.89%) NoSQL
26 709 (13.42%) HTML
27 706 (13.36%) Web Services
28 705 (13.34%) ASP.NET
29 704 (13.32%) RESTful
30 698 (13.21%) REST

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 510 (9.65%) Elasticsearch
2 194 (3.67%) Apache
3 179 (3.39%) Confluence
4 116 (2.19%) Apache Spark
5 94 (1.78%) CMS
6 58 (1.10%) IIS
7 56 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 50 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
9 41 (0.78%) nginx
9 41 (0.78%) Umbraco
10 23 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 22 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
12 21 (0.40%) EPiServer
12 21 (0.40%) WebSphere
13 20 (0.38%) DNN
13 20 (0.38%) Immediacy CMS
13 20 (0.38%) Kentico
13 20 (0.38%) Sitefinity
14 19 (0.36%) SharePoint
15 18 (0.34%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 16 (0.30%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.076%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.076%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.019%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.019%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 38 (0.72%) Distributed Ledger
1 38 (0.72%) R3 Corda
2 15 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.28%) Magento
3 8 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.076%) Eikon
4 4 (0.076%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.076%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.057%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.057%) Tesseract
6 2 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.038%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.019%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.019%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.019%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.019%) Ripple
7 1 (0.019%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.019%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.019%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2,160 (40.87%) AWS
2 1,855 (35.10%) Azure
3 558 (10.56%) GCP
4 494 (9.35%) Serverless
5 394 (7.46%) SaaS
6 281 (5.32%) AWS Lambda
7 198 (3.75%) GitHub
8 188 (3.56%) PaaS
9 152 (2.88%) Amazon ECS
10 140 (2.65%) OpenShift
11 119 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
12 110 (2.08%) IaaS
13 106 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
14 78 (1.48%) Apigee
15 77 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
16 75 (1.42%) Amazon S3
17 71 (1.34%) Amazon SQS
18 50 (0.95%) Slack
19 40 (0.76%) Power Platform
20 39 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 110 (2.08%) HTTP
2 90 (1.70%) Internet
3 33 (0.62%) Firewall
4 25 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 21 (0.40%) DNS
6 18 (0.34%) VPN
7 10 (0.19%) Network Security
8 9 (0.17%) Kerberos
8 9 (0.17%) Skype
9 8 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (0.15%) SSH
10 7 (0.13%) MQTT
10 7 (0.13%) SSL
10 7 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.13%) Wireless
11 5 (0.095%) AMQP
11 5 (0.095%) DMZ
11 5 (0.095%) X.509
12 4 (0.076%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.076%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 971 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 787 (14.89%) NoSQL
3 693 (13.11%) MongoDB
4 411 (7.78%) MySQL
5 368 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
6 289 (5.47%) SQL Server 2019
7 257 (4.86%) Big Data
8 253 (4.79%) Relational Database
9 181 (3.42%) Redis
10 155 (2.93%) Hadoop
11 129 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
12 128 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
13 127 (2.40%) Amazon Redshift
14 110 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 83 (1.57%) Blockchain
16 72 (1.36%) RDBMS
17 62 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 58 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 53 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
20 51 (0.96%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 832 (15.74%) Git (software)
2 663 (12.54%) Jenkins
3 336 (6.36%) JIRA
4 276 (5.22%) Maven
5 213 (4.03%) JUnit
6 178 (3.37%) GitLab
7 176 (3.33%) Selenium
8 124 (2.35%) TeamCity
9 122 (2.31%) Cucumber
10 120 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
11 101 (1.91%) Bitbucket
12 97 (1.84%) Visual Studio
13 96 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 96 (1.82%) NUnit
14 95 (1.80%) Artifactory
15 83 (1.57%) SpecFlow
16 76 (1.44%) SonarQube
17 70 (1.32%) Gradle
18 61 (1.15%) Mockito
19 60 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,141 (21.59%) Finance
2 428 (8.10%) Banking
3 238 (4.50%) Games
4 228 (4.31%) Retail
5 162 (3.07%) Front Office
6 112 (2.12%) Marketing
7 107 (2.02%) Public Sector
8 97 (1.84%) Back Office
9 67 (1.27%) Investment Banking
10 62 (1.17%) Telecoms
11 55 (1.04%) Advertising
12 53 (1.00%) Law
13 40 (0.76%) Financial Institution
14 31 (0.59%) Legal
14 31 (0.59%) Publishing
15 26 (0.49%) Manufacturing
16 15 (0.28%) Retail Banking
17 14 (0.26%) Electronics
18 13 (0.25%) Automotive
19 11 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,897 (54.82%) Developer
2 949 (17.96%) Java Developer
3 827 (15.65%) .NET Developer
4 671 (12.70%) Senior Developer
5 661 (12.51%) Software Engineer
6 526 (9.95%) Architect
7 468 (8.86%) C# Developer
8 331 (6.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 311 (5.88%) Java Engineer
10 278 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
11 270 (5.11%) DevOps Engineer
12 266 (5.03%) Senior Java Developer
13 261 (4.94%) Software Developer
14 243 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
15 202 (3.82%) Java Software Engineer
16 190 (3.60%) React Developer
17 187 (3.54%) Lead Developer
18 171 (3.24%) AWS Engineer
19 159 (3.01%) Senior Software Engineer
20 155 (2.93%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,736 (32.85%) .NET
2 1,301 (24.62%) React
3 1,204 (22.78%) Node.js
4 1,200 (22.71%) AngularJS
5 1,080 (20.44%) .NET Core
6 886 (16.76%) Spring
7 709 (13.42%) HTML
8 706 (13.36%) Web Services
9 705 (13.34%) ASP.NET
10 704 (13.32%) RESTful
11 698 (13.21%) REST
12 673 (12.73%) CSS
13 630 (11.92%) .NET Framework
14 625 (11.83%) Spring Boot
15 593 (11.22%) ASP.NET Web API
16 495 (9.37%) Vue.js
17 441 (8.34%) ASP.NET MVC
18 431 (8.16%) Kafka
19 363 (6.87%) Entity Framework
20 299 (5.66%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 567 (10.73%) Greenfield Project
2 247 (4.67%) Cloud Native
3 202 (3.82%) Hedge funds
4 191 (3.61%) User Experience
5 190 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
6 184 (3.48%) Mobile App
7 143 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
8 131 (2.48%) Public Cloud
9 121 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
10 115 (2.18%) Algorithms
11 112 (2.12%) Equities
12 82 (1.55%) Data Structures
12 82 (1.55%) Derivative
12 82 (1.55%) Fixed Income
13 73 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 57 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
14 57 (1.08%) Tandem
15 55 (1.04%) Blog
16 47 (0.89%) Virtual Team
17 34 (0.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 495 (9.37%) Linux
2 213 (4.03%) Windows
3 111 (2.10%) Unix
4 107 (2.02%) Android
5 93 (1.76%) Apple iOS
6 52 (0.98%) CentOS
7 42 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 41 (0.78%) Mac OS X
9 19 (0.36%) VMS
9 19 (0.36%) Windows Server
10 18 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.17%) Debian
12 8 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.13%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.038%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.038%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.038%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.019%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,020 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1,703 (32.22%) DevOps
3 1,640 (31.03%) TDD
4 1,408 (26.64%) Software Engineering
5 1,187 (22.46%) Scrum
6 881 (16.67%) BDD
7 694 (13.13%) MVC
8 661 (12.51%) Continuous Integration
9 639 (12.09%) Test Automation
10 619 (11.71%) Fintech
11 504 (9.54%) Kanban
12 499 (9.44%) Mentoring
13 436 (8.25%) Open Source
14 379 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
15 376 (7.11%) OO
16 369 (6.98%) Machine Learning
17 329 (6.23%) E-Commerce
18 319 (6.04%) Artificial Intelligence
18 319 (6.04%) Web Application Development
19 298 (5.64%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2,170 (41.06%) Java
2 1,885 (35.67%) JavaScript
3 1,692 (32.02%) C#
4 1,104 (20.89%) SQL
5 968 (18.32%) Python
6 659 (12.47%) TypeScript
7 509 (9.63%) Java 8
8 293 (5.54%) Go
9 283 (5.35%) Scala
10 228 (4.31%) Kotlin
10 228 (4.31%) PHP
11 184 (3.48%) C++
12 183 (3.46%) Ruby
13 121 (2.29%) Bash Shell
14 99 (1.87%) PowerShell
15 96 (1.82%) T-SQL
16 90 (1.70%) F#
17 83 (1.57%) ES6
18 56 (1.06%) C
19 55 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 387 (7.32%) Degree
2 147 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 81 (1.53%) Security Cleared
4 59 (1.12%) AWS Certification
5 53 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 35 (0.66%) DV Cleared
7 30 (0.57%) Sun Certification
8 19 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
9 18 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 12 (0.23%) ISEB
10 12 (0.23%) PhD
11 9 (0.17%) CISSP
11 9 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.13%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.13%) RHCE
13 6 (0.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 6 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.095%) MBA
15 4 (0.076%) CEH
15 4 (0.076%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 277 (5.24%) QA
2 25 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (0.47%) NIST
3 17 (0.32%) NCSC
4 15 (0.28%) SLA
5 14 (0.26%) NIST 800
6 11 (0.21%) GDPR
7 9 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.13%) COBIT
9 5 (0.095%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.095%) PMO
10 4 (0.076%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.038%) HL7
12 1 (0.019%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.019%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.019%) MiFID
12 1 (0.019%) PSD2
12 1 (0.019%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.019%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,680 (31.79%) Docker
2 35 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 25 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 22 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.42%) vSphere
5 17 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.19%) Postfix
7 5 (0.095%) Varnish
7 5 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.076%) GPFS
8 4 (0.076%) Lustre
8 4 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.076%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 4 (0.076%) Xen
9 3 (0.057%) LXC
10 2 (0.038%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.038%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.038%) vCloud
10 2 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.019%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 1,347 (25.49%) Kubernetes
2 363 (6.87%) Terraform
3 277 (5.24%) Ansible
4 169 (3.20%) Puppet
5 97 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
6 71 (1.34%) Prometheus
7 63 (1.19%) Grafana
8 36 (0.68%) Graphite
9 30 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
10 26 (0.49%) Mesos
11 25 (0.47%) Consul
11 25 (0.47%) Istio
12 24 (0.45%) Packer
13 23 (0.44%) Kibana
14 20 (0.38%) Marathon
15 16 (0.30%) Rancher
16 14 (0.26%) Salt
17 12 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
18 9 (0.17%) logstash
19 8 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 513 (9.71%) Microsoft
2 355 (6.72%) Google
3 281 (5.32%) Oracle
4 76 (1.44%) SAP
5 51 (0.96%) Red Hat
6 46 (0.87%) Atlassian
7 45 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
8 43 (0.81%) VMware
9 32 (0.61%) Splunk
9 32 (0.61%) Xamarin
10 31 (0.59%) IBM
11 29 (0.55%) Foundry
12 27 (0.51%) MuleSoft
13 26 (0.49%) Sitecore
14 25 (0.47%) Apple
15 23 (0.44%) Adobe
15 23 (0.44%) TIBCO
16 22 (0.42%) Tableau
17 20 (0.38%) Alterian
18 19 (0.36%) Veracode